Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program Town Hall Report Now Available

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One of three OREHP town hall meetings held in June 2018. Port of San Diego Administration Building, San Diego, CA.
photo courtesy of CASG

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released the Results of the 2018 Town Hall Meetings for the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP). Continue reading

Public Input Requested to Guide the Future of the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program

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Juvenile White Seabass in a pen
HSWRI photo

California Sea Grant recently submitted a final independent scientific evaluation of the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP) to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The evaluation team concluded that the OREHP has made groundbreaking progress in developing hatchery-rearing and enhancement practices and systems for marine species. However, it has not substantially increased the abundance of White Seabass, with a less than one percent contribution to the wild White Seabass fishery over the last 30 years. Continue reading